Jeff Sessions’s attack on a Hawaii judge is an attack on judicial review itself

It’s not “amazing that a judge on an island in the Pacific” can strike down an executive order. It’s how the US works.

The ability of federal judges to strike down actions taken by Congress or the executive branch if they’re deemed unconstitutional is a hallmark of the American system of government. It’s an important part of the system of checks and balances, ensuring that the president and legislators don’t acquire too much power.

But to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the...

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